The Hamilton-Wenham girls soccer team recorded its eighth shutout of the season after defeating Ipswich 2-0 at home yesterday.
Both goals were scored by senior forward Alana Vecchiarello, one in each half.
”We knew needed to stop Alana,” said Ipswich head coach Nancy Waddell whose team moves to 5-3-4 overall. “She is a true goal scorer. You get her in front of the net and she puts the ball in.”
Emily Brengle had the task of trying to stop Vecchiarello and was able to limit the number of scoring chances the Generals had.
The H-W defense did a good job at keeping the ball out of their zone, but goalie Taylor Morong came up with some big saves when she needed too post the shutout
Masconomet 5, Manchester Essex 0: Lexi Sheehan led the Chieftains (7-2-1) with two goals and an assist, while Kaylee White and Claudia Marsh each finished with a goal and an assist. Dominque Anderson and Olivia Buonopane recorded a marker a piece and Nancy Palermo and Lexi Nason combined for the shutout victory.
Bishop Fenwick 3, Austin Prep 0: Rose Fantozzi recorded two goals as the Crusaders move to 6-3-3 overall. Colleen Corcoran had the other score for Fenwick, while Merry Harrington got the shutout in goal.
Marblehead 3, Lynn Classical 1: Mia Bongiornio, Sarah Cullen, and Rebecca Unterborn each scored goals to help the Magicians move to 6-2-2. Cassie Rodgers stood out in net, stopping 22 shots, while Abby Leblanc added an assist for Marblehead.
Notre Dame 3, North Shore Tech 0: Despite the loss, freshman goalie Sarah Cantwell and defenders Lindsay McGovern, Keely Gallagher, and Jennifer Lutes played well. The Bulldogs slipped to 5-7-1.
St. Mary’s 2, Cardinal Spelman 0: Salem’s Alexander Alleyne powered the Spartans (8-2-3) with both goals in the shutout victory.
Ipswich 1, Hamilton-Wenham 1: Zach Eliopolous had the tying for the Tigers in yesterday’s Cape Ann League battle.
Bishop Fenwick 1, Austin Prep 0: Fenwick (4-6-3) won its third straight game thanks to an unassisted goal by Tyler Fouhey. Ryan Trott also played outstanding in net for the Crusaders.
Salem 3, Lynn Classical 0: Kylie Thesz recorded four kills and three blocks as the Witches swept Classical (25-16, 25-16, 28-26). Middle hitter Kayla Pelletier finished with six kills and Kayti LaFrancois had nine digs.
Peabody 3, Beverly 0: The Tanners swept the Panthers in three straight matches yesterday, 25-17, 30-28, 25-20, to improve to 9-1. Carolyn Scacchi had 14 kills and 15 digs, Mikayla Wallace added five kills and four aces, and Kim Sousa contributed four kills and three aces.
Bishop Fenwick 3, Cardinal Spellman 0: The Crusaders qualified for the state tournament after winning 25-14, 25-2, 25-19. Kate Lipka (17 kills) and Gianna Pizzano (9 kills) played well for Fenwick (10-3), and Jen Crovo dominated the second set with 20 consecutive service points.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Newburyport 24, Masconomet 32: Sophomore Meghan Collins won the race in 19:45 but Newburyport took the next three spots to secure the meet victory. Kathleen Gillespie was fifth (20:17), Kim Cosgrove was seventh (20:38), Erin Johnson ran 20:43 and Mila Zernich finished in 21:04 for the Chieftains (4-2).
Bishop Fenwick sweeps: The Crusaders (5-1) defeated Archbishop Williams (23-33) and Marion (22-37) in yesterday’s tri-meet. Arianna Meida finished second overall (19:18), Hannah Smith came in fourth (21:30) and Abby Smith placed seventh (23:25).
Ipswich 21, North Reading 37: Sarah Keiran set a course record (her second this year) with a time of 16:54, to capture first place overall for the Tigers. Tina Keiran finished third overall (17:32), while Michela Hedderman placed fourth (19:41).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Bishop Fenwick wins tri-meet: Brian Mendes placed second overall with a time of 16:49 to guide the Crusaders past Archbishop Williams (26-45) and Marion (19-36). Dan Deschanes finished third (17:36) and Nick Tambini captured seventh (18:55) for Fenwick (6-0).
Ipswich 25, North Reading 31: Captain Michael Riddle finished first for Ipswich and second overall with a time of 15:50 to move the Tigers to 4-4 in the CAL. Riddle was followed by captain Zach Angell (4th, 16:53) and Luke Sirois (5th, 17:00).
Marblehead 38 1/2, Swampscott 33 1/2: Owen Picariello led the unbeaten Magicians (9-0) by shooting 39 while Trevor Jones had a strong round with a 38. Kyle Maulden and Matthew Scholnick also won their matches to help Marblehead come out on top. Swampscott’s Trevor Massey was the medalist with a 36 and won his match 8-1. Kevin Marescalchi also won 5-4, and Pat Burkett and Noah Maercklein each halved their matches.
St. John’s Prep 239, Danvers 251: The Prep moves to 11-3 overall after a strong performance from freshman James Turner, who shot a 38, while Steven Dilisio and Josh Wingardner each shot a 39. Danvers captured the two best scores of the day as Colby Sedler shot 1 under par (35) and Dan McKenna shot 1 over (37).
Peabody 42, Salem 30: Nolan Franey, Matt Correale and James Greaves all had strong performances for the Tanners who move to 6-3. Tim Richmond (5 1/2-3 1/2) and Adam Maggiacomo (5 1/2-3 1/2) had the wins for Salem (5-9).
Ipswich 141, Rockport 135: Leading the way for Ipswich were juniors Austin Rubino and Ryan Mulkerin with 24 points each, while senior Jeremy Stelline recorded 22 points.
Marblehead 3, Malden 1: Leah Brooks, Anna Roy and Hannah Fobart scored for Marblehead (7-3-1), which also got two assists from Tyler Phillips and one from Mimi Goetz. Eliza Fitzgerald and Maggie Forbes played well for the Magicians.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
Endicott 0, Tufts 0: The Gulls move to 7-4-2 after yesteday’s non-league double overtime stalemate. Sophomore keeper Katie Donnelly finished with 10 saves.
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
St. Joseph’s 1, Salem State 0: Vikings’ netminder Michelle Boyer was unable to control the rebound, as Rachelle Messuri was able to get one by in the second half. Boyer was active in the cage and tallied 10 saves in a losing effort for Salem State (8-4).